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Protesters Rally In Mpls. Against US Involvement In Syria

President Obama has decided to take military action in Syria, a move that’s being protested across the country and here in the Twin Cities. A group outside the government center chanted, “What do we want? Peace. When do we want it? Now.”

08/31/2013

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Hundreds March Against Monsanto

What’s really in your food? That’s the question thousands around the country – and in St. Paul – asked as they rallied against the agriculture company Monsanto on Saturday. Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol for the “March Against Monsanto” Saturday afternoon. Similar scenes took place at more than 200 cities across the country.

05/25/2013

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35 Arrested In Winona Frac Sand Protests

Police arrested 35 protesters who shut down silica sand mining operations Monday at two facilities in Winona, Minn., authorities said.

04/29/2013

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Controversial Frac Mining Being Debated At State Capitol

Hundreds of voices on both sides of the frac sand mining debate crammed into a state capitol hearing room. There were so many, in fact, that a second room was set aside to accommodate the overflow crowd of spectators.

02/19/2013

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Hundreds Attend Native American Protest At MOA

The group Idle No More held a major gathering early Saturday evening at the Mall of America. Idle is a protest movement focusing on the rights and interests of the First Nations peoples of Canada and Native Americans.

12/29/2012

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Wal-Mart Workers & Unions Protest On Black Friday

Hundreds gathered outside the Wal-Mart store on Friday along University Avenue in St. Paul. They were some workers who had walked off the job, and others were members of labor unions lending their support.

11/23/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Security Breach In Libya Is Ignored By American Media

As the liberal American press and ultra-liberal bloggers inundate the Internet and newsprints with criticisms of what Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential challenger to President Barack Obama, said about Obama during the Libyan attacks and murders, throngs of foreign press and few American outlets tell the real story involved with the White House’s role in the incidents that we now know could have been prevented.

09/17/2012

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Somalis, Latinos Protest At Wells Fargo Bank In Mpls.

Dozens of Somalis in the Twin Cities are being joined by members of the area’s Latino community to protest their inability to transfer money back home to their loved ones.

05/11/2012

May Day Protests

Some May Day Protests Peaceful, Others Less So

Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, Calif. And black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco.

05/02/2012

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Immigrant, Labor, Occupy Groups Join For Protests

The most visible organizing effort by anti-Wall Street groups since Occupy encampments were dismantled last fall are being planned for May Day, a change from recent years when protests on the international workers’ holiday focused on immigrant rights.

05/01/2012

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As Warm Weather Returns To MN, Occupy Activists Heat Up

Before Occupy Minneapolis protesters marched into City Hall and up to the mayor’s office this week, they stood waving signs in the street. Familiar ones— “We are the 99 percent!” bobbed among newer ones demanding the city “Stop Attacks on Occupy!”

04/10/2012

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Dolan: Cop’s Interference With KSTP Cameraman Not Necessary

Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan says the interference of a Minneapolis police officer, videotaped pushing a KSTP cameraman over during an Occupy Minnesota protest, “does not appear to be necessary.”

04/09/2012

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6 Months Later, What Has Occupy Protest Achieved?

As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.

03/16/2012

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Occupy Hecklers Drown Out Bachmann At Iowa Diner

The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City has long been a popular stop for presidential candidates, but it probably won’t be high on Rep. Michele Bachmann’s list anymore.

12/22/2011

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Hennepin Co. Removes Occupy Tarps From Plaza

Hennepin County authorities have removed tarps and chairs used by anti-Wall Street protesters from a plaza outside the government center in Minneapolis.

12/06/2011

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